Best Colleges for Hispanic Students of 2021
These colleges have a high number of Hispanic students in attendance and have programs and offerings dedicated to Hispanic and Latino/a heritage.
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Hispanic students increased their college enrollment numbers significantly between 2000 and 2018, and continuing efforts are being carried out to improve these numbers further. For example, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) have worked to help these learners gain access to better support systems and educational environments.
The top colleges for Hispanic students offer a combination of specialized educational options, support services, and campus programs. They host events and house research and resource centers that celebrate and immerse students in Latino/a cultures.
The following section includes a ranked list of the best colleges for Hispanic students. To create this ranking, we used our standard methodology to find schools that excel academically. Our team then compared that list to the 313 HACU-member schools in the U.S. to find the best schools for Hispanic, Latino/a, and Chicano/a students.
Read on to learn more about the best colleges for Hispanic students and what makes them special.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Colleges for Hispanic Students
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities represents the majority of the nation's Hispanic-Serving Institutions. HSIs are schools where Hispanic learners make up at least 25% of the student population. HACU represents more than 300 schools across the country.
Many colleges feature a diverse student population and provide services and support for learners from all backgrounds. However, due to their large Hispanic representation, HSIs tend to offer more specialized services, programs, and events. Prospective students can locate HSIs in HACU's database.
While many schools feature a predominantly Hispanic population, no schools restrict access to other races and ethnicities. However, in many schools in Puerto Rico, such as the University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo, Hispanic students make up 100% of the student population, according to Excelencia in Education.
With more than 32,000 Hispanic students, Florida International University boasts the largest population of Hispanic learners in the U.S.
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